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05.11.15 Good morning. It’s Monday May 11, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing. Tonight’s Premieres:
Al Jazeera America: Ali Velshi on Target at 10:30p
Disney: Girl Meets World at 8:30p
HGTV: A Sale of Two Cities at 11p Tonight’s Finales:
ABC: Castle at 10p
A&E: Bates Motel at 9p, The Returned at 10p
CW: The Originals at 8p, Jane the Virgin at 9p
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NBC’s Undateable was picked up for an all-live, 13-eposide third season. “Live programming is one more way to make a show undeniable,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman, NBC Entertainment. Tuesday’s live ep drew high profile guest stars (Ed Sheeran, Zach Braff and Kate Walsh popped in, among others) and 4.21 million viewers.
NBC also held onto freshman drama Mysteries of Laura and renewed The Night Shift for season three. Comedies About a Boy, Marry Me and One Big Happy were cut, along with Katherine Heigl CIA drama State of Affairs, and comic book drama Constantine.
ABC renewed eight first-season shows: black-ish, How to Get Away With Murder, American Crime, Secrets & Lies, Fresh Off the Boat, Galavant, Agent Carter and Beyond the Tank. Supernatural procedural Forever and comedy Cristela will not graduate to sophomore years. Tweeted Forever creator Matt Miller, “Could not have asked for more loyal or devoted fans! #humbled #grateful #ItsALongStory.”
Also not returning to the alphabet net: low-rated supernatural drama Resurrection and reality series The Taste. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and Nashville will be back.
CBS is giving up the fight with cop show Battle Creek. The midseason entry is averaging 8.1 million viewers and about 1.0 among A18-49.
Bones made it to season 11 at Fox with stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanz, whose contracts were up at the end of round 10. Exec producer Jonathan Collier and co-exec producer Michael Peterson replace Stephan Nathan as showrunners. Low-rated first-year procedural Backstrom, starring Rainn Wilson, won’t be back, and thriller The Following wasn’t renewed for season four.
Which canceled show shouldn’t have gotten the axe? Let us know in the new Cynopsis poll.
NBC landed an A-list cast for season two of summer series Running Wild With Bear Grylls. Tackling one-on-one journeys with the adventurer: Kate Winslet, Kate Hudson, Michelle Rodriguez and James Marsden, among others.
Coat of Many Colors, a movie based on the life of Dolly Parton, was greenlit at NBC, part of its development deal with the singer that includes TV movies inspired by her songs and her life. The original movie joins miniseries The Reaper, based on the memoir by African-American sniper Sgt. Nicholas Irving, on the net’s slate of event programming.
Among the TV honorees at the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards in NYC on Saturday: Live! With Kelly and Michael’s Kelly Ripa, MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, Showtime documentary L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin, TV One’s R&B Divas: Atlanta, Nickelodeon’s Coming Out and HBO’s Last Week With John Oliver.
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Come to Azteca’s 2015-16 Upfront Presentation to find out.
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Limited series Big Little Lies, written by David E. Kelley and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, was picked up by HBO with a straight-to-series commitment. Witherspoon produces through her Pacific Standard, Kidman through Blossom Films and Kelley via David E. Kelley Productions.
Empire exec producer Ilene Chaiken inked a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. Chaiken will continue on the Fox hit, and develop new projects.
The cancellation of Fox’s The Following opened the door for that show’s exec producer/showrunner Alex Hawley to return to Castle as an EP, sharing the showrunner spot with just-hired Terence Paul Winter. Hawley got his first producer credit at the ABC drama.
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Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: May 8-10, 2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron (Disney) $77.2 million, cume revenue $312.9 million
Hot Pursuit (Warner Bros.) $13.0 million, opening weekend
The Age of Adeline (Lionsgate) $5.6 million, cume revenue $31.5 million
Furious 7 (Universal) $5.3 million, cume revenue $338.4 million
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (Sony) $5.2 million, cume revenue $58.1 million
Ex Machina (A24 Films) $3.5 million, cume revenie $15.7 million
Home (20th Century Fox) $3.0 million, cume revenue $162.1 million
Woman In Gold (The Weinstein Company) $1.7 million, cume revenue $30.0 million
Cinderella (Disney) $1.6 million, cume revenue $196.2 million
Unfriended (Universal) $1.4 million, cume revenue $30.9 million
Source: Rentrak Corporation
Fox ordered legal comedy The Grinder, starring Rob Lowe; medical drama Rosewood, comedy The Frankenstein Code and Grandfathered, starring John Stamos, from 20th Century Fox Television, and The Guide to Surviving Life from ABC Studios. Minority Report, from 20th TV and Paramount Television, got a pickup, with Amblin TV’s Steven Spielberg opting for an exec producer credit, as well as Lucifer, from Warner Bros. Television, DC Comics and Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
CBS made it official with four dramas and two comedies. Dramas include Code Black (ABC Studios) starring Marcia Gay Harden; planted spinoff Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios and The Mark Gordon Company); Limitless (CBS Television Studios in association with K/O Paper Products and Relativity Media), based on the 2011 film, and Rush Hour (Warner Bros. Television). On the funny front: Angel From Hell (CBS Television Studios) starring Jane Lynch, and Life in Pieces (Kapital Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television), with Dianne Wiest and James Brolin.
Another Shondaland drama, The Catch, landed at ABC, along with Jenna Bans’ The Family, biblical saga Of Kings and Prophets, anthology Wicked City and Mark Gordon’s Quantico from ABC Studios, and the untitled drama starring Don Johnson and Chace Crawford produced by ABC Signature. The net also ordered comedies The Muppets, from ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio; ABC Studios’ The Real O’Neals, Dr. Ken, produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios and Uncle Buck, from ABC Studios and Universal Television.
NBC gave series orders for Sony Television drama The Player, a thriller starring Philip Winchester and Wesley Snipes launching Thursdays at 10p, and Game of Silence, an adaptation of a Turkish format, as well as drama Blindspot, produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions and airing Mondays at 10p, and Universal Television drama Heartbreaker, headed for the Tuesday at 9p slot.
NBC may have dropped One Big Happy, from Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production, but they’re still in business with the talk show host/producer with a pickup for Little Big Shots, a kids variety show with Steve Harvey as host. DeGeneres and Harvey will exec produce the show, with Jeff Kleeman and Gerald Washington. Warner Horizon Television, East 112th Street Productions and A Very Good Production are producing.
It’s off to the Amazon Rainforest for the two-hour season premiere of Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot. Will the team track down the elusive mapinguari, Brazil’s version of the monster? Ep airs Sunday, May 31 at 9p.
Reality show Stewarts & Hamiltons, featuring the blended brood of celeb exes Alana Stewart and George Hamilton, launches Sunday, June 26 at 10p on E!.
Investigation Discovery launches Serial Killer with “Angel of Decay” on Sunday, June 7 at 10p. True crime miniseries will run on three consecutive nights.
ABC promises “twists, turns and shocking revelations” when General Hospital broadcasts live from ABC Prospect Studios in Hollywood on Friday, May 15 and Monday, May 18. Bloopers, too? “Absolutely anything can happen,” says exec producer Frank Valentini. Also on GH: Anthony Geary, aka Luke, is leaving the soap after an on-and-off run of 37 years.
President Bill Clinton makes his tenth and final Late Show appearance on Tuesday, May 12. Also saying goodbye to David Letterman this week: Howard Stern, Don Rickles, Adam Sandler, Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey, among others. Letterman signs off May 20.
Awww…in “Animal Childhood,” Nature follows young animals as they face the challenges of growing up. Program airs Wednesday, May 13 at 8p on PBS (check local listings).
Register for the 4th annual Cynopsis Sports Business Summit on June 16 in New York City and hear from Comcast, Reebok & Turner on the featured panel, “Sponsors’ New Approach to Reaching Consumers: What’s Working, and Why." Panelists will discuss how their tactics have changed, what is (and isn’t) working, how they measure success and how attendees can leverage their own brands to maximize results.
Matthew Daddario (Delivery Man) and Isaiah Mustafa (Horrible Bosses) have joined the cast of ABC Family’s Shadowhunters, based on best-selling book series The Mortal Instruments.
CASTING CALL: Sean De Simone Casting and scientific skin care brand StriVectin are casting a female Brand Rep to sell on QVC.In search of TV Host or performer/personality with strong beauty background/interest. Should be located w/in 2 hrs of West Chester, PA (Philadelphia). Photo, Resumes and links to firstname.lastname@example.org (5/20)
WAPA America acquired exclusive U.S. rights to premiere the Colombian telenovela Niche, lo que Diga el Corazon (Beats of Love, Niche), produced by Caracol Television. Debut date: Monday, May 11, at 7p, airing M-F through October.
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The season five finale of CBS’s Hawaii Five-0 delivered 1.1/4 among A18-49 at 9p, down 8 percent from its season 4 finale but the most-watched show of the night with 8.37 million viewers.
E!‘s The Royals delivered a record high 1.3 million P18-49 on Sunday, May 3, an increase of 25 percent over the previous week in L+3. The episode drew 1.1 million F18-49 and 600,000 F18-34 in Live+3, up 27 percent and 33 percent, respectively.
Spanish-language movie channel Cinelatino was the highest-rated Spanish-language cable channel in the 9p and 11p time slots on Sunday, May 3, with the back-to-back premiere of Nosotros Los Nobles (We Are the Nobles) delivering 424,000 total viewers for the showings, with 196,000 among A18-49 for the 9p premirere.
Thursday A18-49 Analysis: ABC and CBS tied for the most A18-49 viewers Thursday with 1.8/6, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS earned a 2.6/11 average to win 8p with Big Bang Theory and The Odd Couple, versus 2.1/8 for ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. ABC took the lead at 9p with 2.2/7 for Scandal, followed by a 1.5/5 average for CBS’s Odd Couple and Big Bang rerun. Telemundo’s Senor de los Cielos topped 10p with 1.3/4, followed by 1.1/4 for CBS’s Elementary.
A18-49:ABC 1.8/6, CBS 1.8/6, FOX 1.1/4, UNI 1.1/4, NBC 1.0/3, TELE .7/3, CW .4/2, ION .2/1
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, May 7, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
Big Bang Theory 9.1/17, The Odd Couple 5.3/9, The Odd Couple 4.6/8, Big Bang Theory [r] 4.6/8, Elementary 4.6/8
Grey’s Anatomy 5.3/10, Scandal 5.3/9, American Crime 3.0/6
Law & Order: SVU [r] 2.3/4, The Blacklist 4.4/8, Dateline 3.3/6
Bones 2.9/5, Bones 2.7/5
Amores con Trampa 1.5/3, Hasta Fin Del Mundo 1.7/3, Que to Perdone Dios 1.3/2
Blue Bloods 1.0/2, Blue Bloods 1.1/2, Blue Bloods 1.1/2
Avenida Brasil .6/1, Tierra del Reyes .7/1, Senor de los Cielos 1.4/2
Vampire Diaries .9/2, Reign .6/1
This Day in History: 1858 – Minnesota became the 32nd state. Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which sitcom character went from working at an oil refinery to working at an ad agency? Grace in Grace Under Fire (1993-1998). Kudos to: Bill Timms-Lava Entertainment/NYC, Wendy Stone-Golf/Orlando, FL, Anne Kissel Elliot/Palm City, FL, Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing, Inc./NYC, Keeth Lawrence-CBS/LA, Tim Rank-True Media/Maryland Heights, MO, Dan Haberer-Creo Entertainment/Playa del Rey, CA, Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA, Sally J. Maisel-Wienermania/Van Nuys, CA, Susan-Sojourna Collier/Abu Dhabi, UAE. Today’s Trivia Question: Who first played Alice Kramden opposite Jackie Gleason as Ralph as The Honeymooners? (Email email@example.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – MONDAY MAY 11, 2015
ABC: Dancing With the Stars, Castle [f]
CBS: 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Stalker, NCIS: Los Angeles
CW: The Originals [f], Jane the Virgin [f]
FOX: The Following
NBC: The Voice, The Night Shift
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow [r], Independent Lens
Telemundo: Avenida Brasil, Tierra de Reyes, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Amores con Trampa, Hasta el Fin del Mundo, Que te Perdone Dios…Yo No
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